Cloud Strategy

Nimbix Unveils Expanded Cloud Product Strategy

Grazed from HPCWire. Author: Editorial Staff.

Nimbix, a leading provider of high performance and cloud supercomputing services, announced today its new combined product strategy for enterprise computing, end users and developers. This new strategy will focus on three key capabilities – JARVICE Compute for high performance processing, including Machine Learning, AI and HPC workloads; PushToCompute for application developers creating and monetizing high performance workflows; and MaterialCompute, a brand new intuitive user interface, featuring the industry’s largest high performance application marketplace available from a cloud provider.

Nimbix’s JARVICE platform powers the Nimbix Cloud and is capable of processing massively parallel turnkey workflows ranging from enterprise simulation to machine learning and serving all major industries and organizations. Unlike other cloud providers who leverage virtualization technology to provide slices of a physical machines to users, JARVICE delivers high performance computation on bare-metal supercomputing systems using Nimbix’s patented Reconfigurable Cloud Computing technology and fully containerized application components for agility and security. JARVICE powers the Nimbix Cloud and is also available as a product for both hosted and on-premises private cloud deployments...

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Why Your Cloud Strategy Matters?

Grazed from DQIndia. Author: Donna Scott.

Many organizations are in the midst of digital business development and transformation, yet only 58 percent were using cloud services by the end of 2015. Even 10 years after the introduction of public cloud computing services, and five-plus years of private cloud services, confusion remains over where and how to exploit these services. While cloud computing is a foundation for digital business, Gartner estimates that less than one-third of enterprises have a documented cloud strategy.

Cloud computing will become the dominant design style for new applications and for refactoring a large number of existing applications over the next 10-plus years. A cloud strategy clearly defines the business outcomes you seek, and how you are going to get there. Having a cloud strategy will enable you to apply its tenets quickly with fewer delays, thus speeding the arrival of your ultimate business outcomes...

The lowdown on the Google Cloud rebrand

Grazed from FierceCMO. Author: Patrick Gorman.

Google has rebranded its cloud computing business as Google Cloud and renamed its Google Apps for Work offering in a move aimed at boosting its standing in the cloud business ecosystem. Google Cloud will include all Google Cloud Platform offerings, machine learning tools and APIs, enterprise Maps APIs, as well as Android phones, tablets and Chromebooks that access the cloud. Google Cloud will also include Google Apps for Work, which will now go by the name G Suite and includes Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Hangouts, Google Slides, Google+ and Google Forms.

“Google Cloud is more than products – it is also how we work alongside companies in an engineering-centric way,” Google Cloud SVP Diane Greene wrote in a blog post announcing the rebrand. “Because digital transformation and moving to the cloud are technical processes, we have customer engineers, customer reliability engineers, site reliability engineers and product engineers supporting our customers as they migrate, deploy and evolve...

Microsoft's Cloud to Spread Over France

Grazed from eWeek. Author: Pedro Hernandez.

Next year, Microsoft is planning to open new Azure cloud data centers in France. The announcement was made in Dublin at the Microsoft Experiences event today, the first day of a four-day tour of Europe, in which Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith will meet with the region's leaders and businesses. Other stops include Paris, Berlin and London.

Dublin is a highly symbolic site for Microsoft. Not only does the Redmond, Wash., software company operate a cloud data center in the Irish capital, it was an email stored there that sparked a major court case with cloud privacy and data sovereignty implications. The U.S. Department of Justice served Microsoft with a warrant in 2013 for emails stored in the Irish facility...

Microsoft eyes huge potential in China's rising cloud market

Grazed from ChinaDaily. Author: Fan Feifei.

Microsoft Corp will increase investment in China's cloud computing market and the scale of its cloud platform Microsoft Azure will grow at least tenfold in China in the next few years, a top executive in charge of the company's cloud service said on Wednesday. "China regards technological innovation as an important driving source for development, which let us see China's huge market potential for the cloud business," said Scott Guthrie, executive vice-president of Microsoft cloud and enterprise group on Wednesday.

The company launched more than 10 new services and functions including image recognition and internet of things (IoT) capabilities on Microsoft Azure by teaming up with Beijing-based data infrastructure provider 21Vianet Group Inc. "We will work together with local partners to develop customized cloud services and user-experiences in China," said Samuel Shen, chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific Technology Company Ltd...

Read more from the source @ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2016-09/22/content_26859456.htm

Cloud battles persist as IT and business fight it out

Grazed from CBROnline. Author: James Nunns.

Cloud computing technology has become one of the most disruptive forces sweeping across the business world. But while its benefits are widely lauded, it is still not being used as extensively as it could be. The reasons for this are numerous, with some holding more weight than others, however, it is clear that copious amounts of evidence is being laid at the feet of businesses to show them why they should be using cloud.

Many businesses are using cloud technology with 44% of companies surveyed by Oracle saying that they already have a ‘cloud-first’ policy in place, while 29% have a ‘cloud-only’ policy in place. It would seem then that businesses have recognised the technology that they need to support future growth...

Huawei Aims to Sell the Nuts and Bolts of Global Cloud Computing

Grazed from Bloomberg. Author: Editorial Staff.

Huawei Technologies Co. intends to become a major provider of gear and software to global cloud computing providers, aiming for a $10 billion business by 2020. The Chinese company will keep investing in the cloud, its fastest-growing business, as it seeks to supply chips, servers and other equipment to a booming market, said Ken Hu, the rotating chief executive overseeing the fledgling division.

Huawei has begun working with foreign firms including SAP SE and Intel Corp. to crack the market for cloud services. Unlike providers such as Amazon.com Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., it wants to supply the basic components of computing infrastructure, as domestic industries from education to health care begin to move data online...

VMware Highlights Cloud Building Blocks During Keynote

Grazed from VirtualizationReview. Author: Jeffrey Schwartz.

VMware has developed new SaaS-based tools that will enable organizations to bridge applications and workloads across multiple private clouds, including Amazon Web Services EC2 and S3, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and the Google Cloud Platform. The company’s new VMware Cross-Services provide deployment, security and management of applications and that can be shared across multiple clouds.

Cross-Cloud Services was introduced this morning during CEO Pat Gelsinger’s keynote presentation that kicked off VMworld 2016. The keynote’s purpose was to provide extended hybrid cloud infrastructures and to showcase advances in software-defined networking, storage and end user computing...

VMware New Cloud Plan: Sell Stuff for Rival Clouds

Grazed from Bloomberg. Author: Dina Bass.

VMware Inc. is set to unveil new products in a bid to eke out greater relevancy for the company in internet-based cloud-computing. On Monday, the company will announce Cloud Foundation, which combines software for storage, networking and virtualization into one package, as well as the ability to use that product as a service hosted in IBM's cloud.

The company will also preview new Cross-Cloud subscription services that let customers manage and protect applications hosted in clouds from International Business Machines Corp., as well as market leader Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. VMware is shifting its cloud strategy after little traction and executive departures...

Cloud computing turns into Microsoft’s sunny side

Grazed from Omaha.com. Author: Editorial Staff.

In a world where there’s a smartphone app for everything, one company — Amazon.com — has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services. Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella wants to change that. Nadella has poured billions of dollars into building new data centers around the world, hoping to position Microsoft as the leading alternative to Amazon in selling online computing power — housed in remote centers, or “clouds” — to Internet startups, big corporations and consumers.

As evidence the investment is paying off, Microsoft Corp. reported Tuesday that its Azure cloud-computing business more than doubled in sales last quarter, compared with a year earlier. That growth, combined with increases in revenue from Windows software licenses and other key segments, helped offset a big decline in revenue from the Nokia smartphone business that Microsoft largely shut down last year...